2021 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Betting Tips, Best Bookmakers & Free Bets

A month after Royal Ascot concludes, Ascot racecourse stages another thrilling Group One race in the form of the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

This historic race has been won by many of flat racing's greatest middle-distance horses, and we're guaranteed another top-quality renewal in 2021.

King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Key Facts


DateSaturday July 24, 2021
TrackAscot
Distance1m 4f
ClassGroup 1
Race TypeSet weights
Prizemoney£1.15 million
Age3YO+

King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes Card



Race No.
Race Name
1Maiden Stakes
2Fillies' Novice Stakes
3International Stakes (Heritage Handicap)
4Pat Eddery Stakes
5Porsche Handicap
6King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes
7Ascot Handicap
8Brown Jack Stakes

2021 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes Odds


No odds are currently available for the 2021 Kin George.

2021 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes Tips


We'll publish our tips for the 2021 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes when the field has been confirmed.

2020 
King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes Result

Position
Name
SP
1stEnable1/5f
2ndSovereign20/1
3rdJapan3/1

King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes History


First staged in 1951, the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes rapidly became one of the most prestigious races in the world of flat racing.

The King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes is run over 1m 4f at Ascot. It's open to three-year-olds and above, meaning we often see a fascinating clash of generations.

It's one of three races on the British calendar that gets referred to as the King George. There's also the King George Stakes sprint at Glorious Goodwood, and the King George VI Chase run at Kempton over Christmas.

Only the Epsom Derby offers winners a bigger purse than the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes. The race was added to the Breeders' Cup Challenge series in 2011, which helped it's global appeal rise even further.

Nijinsky won the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes during his incredible campaign in 1970. He was followed into the winners' enclosure by Mill Reef, Brigadier Gerard and Dahlia, who became the first two-time winner of the race in 1973 and '74.

Grundy, Shergar and Dancing Brave all celebrated victory in this prestigious Group One. Swain emulated Dahlia's achievement when he retained his crown in 1998.

Top sire Galileo backed up wins in the Epsom and Irish Derby by winning the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes in 2001. Other modern greats like Highland Reel, Nathaniel, Danedream and Enable have also won the King George.

Having won the race in 2017 and 2019, John Gosden's Enable completed a hat-trick in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, beating two of Aidan O'Brien's runners in a three-horse event.

King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes Betting Guide


Although three-year-old gain ten pounds on their older rivals at the weights, the younger generation haven't tended to dominate the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

In-fact, only five of the last 25 renewals of this Group One have been won by three-year-olds.

Given the quality of the horses taking part, there have been very few upset results in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes. The longest priced winner since the year 2000 was Danedream, who went off at 9/1.

Ten favourites have managed to win in that time, and the lowest official rating of any winner of the King George in that time was 115.

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes Trials Races


Three-year-olds often go onto the King George after running in either the Epsom Derby or the Irish Derby. Fillies wishing to enter the King George usually run in the Epsom Oaks or the Irish Oaks.

Older horses usually start out in the Coronation Cup at Epsom, or the Prince Of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot.

The Hardwicke Stakes, the Tattersalls Gold Cup and the Pretty Polly Stakes are also seen as good trials for the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

After The King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes 


The main objective for any horse who wins the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes is the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, the biggest flat race in Europe.

Seeing as victory in the race guarantees the winner a run in the Breeders' Cup Turf, winners of the King George have often gone on to wow US fans later in the season.

The Juddmonte International Stakes, the Irish Champion Stakes and the QIPCO Champion Stakes back at Ascot are also realistic end-of-season goals.

Past King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes Winners


Year
Winner
2020Enable
2019Enable
2018Poet's Word
2017Enable
2016Highland Reel
2015Postponed
2014Taghrooda
2013Novellist
2012Danedream
2011Nathaniel
2010Harbinger
2009Conduit
2008Duke of Marmalade
2007Dylan Thomas
2006Hurricane Run
2005Amazour
2004Doyen
2003Alamshar
2002Golan
2001Galileo
2000Montjeu
1999Daylami
1998Swain
1997Swain
1996Pentire
1995Lammtarra
1994King's Theatre
1993Opera House
1992St Jovite
1991Generous
1990Belmez
1989Nashwan
1988Mtoto

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes FAQs

When is the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes?

The 2021 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes will be run at Ascot on Saturday 24th July.

What is the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes?

The King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes is one of Britain's most prestigious flat races. Run over 1m 4f at Ascot in July, the race is open to horses of three-year-old and above, and offers over £1.4m in prize money.

Who won the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes?

Enable sealed a hat-trick of wins in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes in 2020, cruising to victory in a three-horse race.